US soldiers ask..
“What do you want us to accomplish over here? We aren’t hearing any
end state. We aren’t hearing it from the president, from the defense
secretary,” Sgt. 1st Class Michael Eaglin said in a room cluttered with
bunk beds, rucksacks and weapons at the Sadr City outpost. “We’re
working hard and the politicians are arguing. They don’t have bullets
flying over their heads. They aren’t on the front lines, and their
buddies aren’t dying,” he said, echoing the sentiments of a group of
soldiers around him.
“It’s almost like the Vietnam War. We don’t know where we’re going,” Spec. Adam Hamilton agreed.
Dick Morris answers…
MORRIS: I think that withdrawal from Iraq — it obviously gives al
Qaeda a huge victory. Huge victory. On the other hand, if we stay in
Iraq, it gives them the opportunity to kill more Americans, which they
One of the things, though, that I think the antiwar crowd has not
considered is that, if we’re putting the Americans right within their
arms’ reach, they don’t have to come to Wall Street to kill Americans.
They don’t have to knock down the trade center. They can do it around
the corner, and convenience is a big factor when you’re a terrorist.
And on it goes…